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that nbc was able to call ohio for mitt romney. even that call was just mitt romney as the apparent winner. because for five hours after poll closing it had been so close that it was impossible to say who had won the state. in fact right now mitt romney is the apparent winner of ohio because his margin of victory is only 1% and the entire vote isn't in yet. otio has been called for mitt romney but this was really, really close. still though as steve schmidt argued very well last night even when it's really, really close there is no prize for second place. even when it is that close a race. even a one-point race or zero-point race you would rather be the guy who won even if it's by a little than the guy who did not win. so ohio goes down not as a tie, not as otio but a win, in the mitt romney column and that matters. a win that is frankly as important to mr. romney's presidential prospects as his win was in michigan a week ago. in both those big important bell-weathery states, rick santorum gave mitt romney a run for his money. but ohio and michigan also show really clearly i think the two
. why does mitt romney still look like a big ball of cold mashed peas to republicans? romney's argument seems to be you're stuck with me so live with it. not exactly the lift of a driving dream. the race goes on and on and guess what? the next few states favoring rick santorum. santorum might have a clean shot at romney if only newt gingrich would get out of the way. newt won his home state and nothing else yesterday. why is he staying in the race? meanwhile, over at team obama, they are smiling. i talked to david axelrod about the state of the race. and president obama's great fort nun having mitt and company as his opponents and only opponents. and rush limbaugh keeps losing advertisers, but wait until you hear which big name progress sieve defending him. >>> finally, let me finish with the lack of great innocence the republican presidential campaign. as if you needed to hear about it from me. we begin with mitt romney weak in victory. chuck todd and major garrett is with the national journal. gentlemen, thank you so much. let's take a look at the wicked national press reviews romney
." the republican race for the white house moves to the deep south, posing new challenges for mitt romney. >>> also a raw look at the horror unfolding in syria. we previewed the upcoming cnn documentary "72 hours under fire." >>> plus an african warlord accused of unspeakable atrocities. now a viral video is calling for his capture, tens of millions of people have already watched it. we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." rk vk -- captions by vitac -- >> all that coming up, but now we get the latest on the kansas republican caucuses. >> i'm don lemon at the cnn newsroom. kansas takes the spotlight in the republican race today. cnn is projecting that rick santorum has won the kansas caucuses. here's the totals here, check them out with nearly all the caucus votes counted, santorum won easily there. he has 51%. romney has a distant second at 21%. kansas is a conservative state with a strong evangelical vote, both playing to santorum's strengths. we bring in chief political correspondent candy crowley jo
into a complicated math problem. willard m. romney seems to think the solution is cheesy grits. >> morning, y'all. good to be with you. >> just 24 hours from two important southern primaries. >> tomorrow's shorn shouthern s. >> romney leads with 31, but right behind him gingrich at 30. >> newt's got to show well in alabama and mississippi. >> i think the big surprise is how well mitt romney seems to be doing. >> mitt is predicting a victory in the alabama contest. >> mitt romney needs to prove he can win in the south. >> so let's talk math, shall we? >> the official delegate count is romney at 377, santorum at 146. >> romney's delegate lead being virtually unbeatable. >> a lot of these delegates are uncommitted. >> rick santorum is not giving up on this math question. >> the math is not the issue. >> it really is. >> the issue is vision. >> mitt romney's math is just like mitt romney's conservatism. it's bogus. >> it's keeping romney from willing. >> willard has managed to turn on the southern charm. >> eating grits, i think cheesy grits he called them. >> i've got to start this morning with
. mitt romney's forces spent $2 million in alabama and mississippi, only to lose badly in both states. how can a guy claim to be the people's choice when spending all that money gets you a couple of third place finishes? well the question is, the republican body politic, is it rejecting romney the way the human body rejects a foreign organ? is mitt just too remote, too inawe authentic, too phony for conservatives to accept him as their own. would they rather take a long-shot bet on rick santorum, a guy who feels at least like one of them? the real dead ender is newt gingrich who can prove he can lose in all sections of the country. the cries are growing louder for newt to just get off the -- out of the way. plus, republicans are accused by their enemies of waging a war on women. now mitt romney says he would end all public support for planned parenthood. is he giving his enemies the evidence they want that republicans are women's enemies? >>> and george clooney's here with us tonight. the actor/activist just came back from the border of sudan and south sudan, the site of all the killi
's primary. romney easter if ied of another loss, and he spent the day calling santorum an economic light weight. santorum says picking romney is like picking -- also, what do romney and santorum think the u.s. should do or country should do in afghanistan? should we stay or go? it's hard to tell. romney said he is not ready to take a stand. it's ease to to criticize obama from the cheap seats. why do republicans blame obama for high gas prices? because they can. and even though republican claims are misleading or dishonest, the obama camp is very worried about gas prices and the potential political fallout this november. it was two years ago this week that president obama signed his law for health care. tonight, we'll look at how the president fought back against people in congress putting one thing above everything else, so see president obama fail. finally, what can brown do for you? not much if you're rick santorum, talking about scott brown and his dirty joke about santorum and his view on contraception. we have a panel with us tonight. let's look at the latest ppp poll showing that
>>> good evening americans. less than 24 hours after winning arizona and michigan mitt romney takes ohio. rick santorum and his pet rock are in tennessee. president obama is cleaning both of their clocks. this is "the ed show" let's get to work. let's talk about jobs, the president failed. >> mitt romney escaped michigan with a win. he can't escape the truth. >> you have folks say the real problem what we disagree with is the workers, they made out like bandits. even by the standards of this town that is a load of you-know-what. >> bob shrum on the fight for the middle class votes on super tuesday. and ezra klein on the fuzzy math in mitt romney's budget. >>> the republican war on women's health is exploding in washington. >> 2.8 million jobs are at stake and we're debating birth control. let's beat the blunt amendment it's a disaster. >> the radical blunt amendment is up for a vote. big name republicans are running away from the legislation. we'll have the latest. >>> incredible numbers show scott walker is in for the fight of his life. >>> franklin graham has seen the light. >> do
get there." mitt romney is still trying to win any southern state besides florida. he's been trying to find his way in the hearts of southern voters. >> morning, y'all. good to be with you. i got started right with a biscuit and cheesey grit, i tell you, delicious. >> i'm joined by the host of politicsnation, reverend al sharpton here on msnbc and also the host of "hardball" chris matthews. chris, who has the most at stake tonight as you see it? it would seem to me that newt gingrich is kind of in one of those proverbial must-win situations. >> he will never be the nominee of any party again. he's a yesterday politician. may be freddy krueger but this is close to his last life. if he comes in third, nobody knows what will happen. early polling don't tell us, we don't have information in america right now who will win tonight and among all the expert, so my question is, it's your answer, i think he has the chance to be eliminate and as i said on my show to join build dee -- buddy roemer country. >> at the doesn't win tonight, either mississippi or alabama it's ego from here on out. >
the etch-a-sketch label is likely to stick to mitt romney. it confirms what most people on the left and right think about him. here is the say. it sums up romney's history in one image. when he needs to win office, he resets the slate, and does whatever is politicly expedient. that is from a website that will support romney in the fall. why does it seem when romney wins a primary, he steps on it with an embarrassing revelation of who he is. he might be able to survive them in march, but not in october. and the case of trayvon martin has raised awareness of the stand your ground laws. the law was signed by jeb bush himself. since going into effect, the rate of justifiable homicides has tripled. >>> how do you get on the wrong side of environmentalist and the drill crowd? you say no to the keystone pipeline, and then you ask for quicker construction of part of it. >>> let me finish with the romney aide that tells us that romney's word is not his bond. we begin with romney's etch-a-sketch problem. we have an msnbc political analyst. and matt viser is new from t
to call with mitt romney leading. this is "the ed show" let's get to work. >> each of these people running for president have given their ideas. >> it's election night in illinois and paul ryan says the candidates like his radical plan. >> you believe they will accept your budget? >> absolutely. >> republicans strategist steve smith and eugene robinson on the ryan budget's impact on the election. >>> plus, full election night coverage with stephanie cutter of the obama campaign. karen finney and richard wolf. >>> in the trayvon martin case, the fbi and a grand jury are now involved. now we know trayvon martin was on the phone with his girlfriend while he was being stalked. >> he said the man is watching him. he put his hoodie on. >> the reverend al sharpton and charles blow on the new evidence that could lead to the arrest of george zimmerman. >> good to have you with us tonight. thanks for watching. the republican party is still trying to do a way with social programs for millions of americans. the house budget economy paul ryan released the republicans new budget proposal today. it looks
. >> they could have carried mitt romney over the ohio finish line. >> if santorum did better with women, he could have pulled it out in ohio. >> it is mathematically improbable that rick santorum can be the nominee. >> we need a person running against president obama. >> newt gingrich needs to drop out right now for that to happen. >> lots money to run through, i'm the tortoise, i take one step at a time. >> newt won his home state and nothing else yesterday, why is he staying in the race? >> seriously, michael steele, what is going on with mitt romney? >> this is the guy, this is who he is. >> and in 2012, we're going to get him out of the white house. >> he won the most states, he won the most delegates. >> you have to give him his due. >> why does mitt romney still look like a big bowl of cold mashed peas? >> you don't need people that will crawl across broken glass to vote for mitt romney. >> the reality will settle in and they'll understand, mitt romney is going to be the nominee. >> if you don't run chris christie, mitt romney will be the nominee and we'll lose. we'll lose. >>> the limbaugh
mitt romney has to think about which side he's on, rush or the woman he was insulting, just a minute i'm thinking. my guess is the woman will remember, all women will remember. that is "hardball" thanks for being with us. "the ed show" starts right now. >>> good evening americans, welcome. rush limbaugh's fake apology was rejected by sandra fluke. the king of krif talk is bleeding advertisers, conservatives are attacking me? this is the "the ed show," let's get to work. >>> the two words were inappropriate, they were uncalled for. >> rush limbaugh has issued an apology and the woman he victimized isn't buying it. >> i don't think that a statement like this issued saying that his choice of words was not the best changes anything. >> now's terry o'neill on rush limbaugh's attempt at an apology. krystal ball on the latest on the boycott, plus salon's joan walsh and richard wolffe on the sorry republican response to limbaugh's sorry remarks. >>> ohio governor john kasich is refusing federal disaster relief for his state and democrats accused him of playing politics. ohio congres
is our top story. >>> and where's mitt romney in all this? silent as a lamb. mitt takes a beating in the new nbc/"wall street journal" poll. and that's no surprise. he's run a campaign of carpet bombing his opponents that's destroyed them state by state and left him down in the process. this may get him the nomination, but it's poison in november. the whole republican field is being damaged in this process. our new poll found 40% say the race has given them a less favorable inl impression of the gop. one of the polls called the process corrosive. the polls also filled with good news for president obama who was at or above 50% against every republican candidate. and a report argues today that african-american voters are being disenfranchised by republicans seeking to hold down the democratic vote this fall. we'll talk to the head of the national urban league. >>> and finally, let me finish with mitt romney's deep fear of rush limbaugh. we begin with rush limbaugh's partial apology today and the failure of republicans to challenge him. senator claire mccaskill is a democrat. rush le
. leading off tonight, people running for president. romney knows the business stuff. did the guy ever take an american history course? did he ever learn anything to say about this country if you just won a presidential primary? you're running for president of the united states, mr. romney, not for national consultant. and, yo, rick, senator santorum, you got the stump speech down. it's really solid. all economics now, real stuff. just lose that throw-up line about jack kennedy for good. anyway, on to ohio for both of them and no excuses now. they've both got to win. if neither santorum nor romney was the big winner last night, who was? you could say president obama, whose standing in both states has risen while the gop candidates were trashing each other. >>> plus, what are we to make of olympia snowe's decision to quit the united states senate? yes, it's becoming more toxic. from a purely strategic point of view, it means the democrats have a better chance of keeping control of that body. >>> did the republicans not learn their lesson from the contraception fallout or just not care? the g
-eve, mitt romney's campaign just keeps getting goofy. >> born on a mountaintop in tennessee, raised in the woods so he knew every tree. >> all the latest on the state of the race with the nation's john nichols, and analyst howard fineman. >> he killed himself a bear. davy, davy crockett. >>> good to have you with us, thanks for watching. >>> breaking news off the top, a second station has decided to drop the rush limbaugh radio show. could it be the tip of the iceberg? for the last three days of last week, rush limbaugh has had no remorse about attacking a 30-year-old law student, sandra fluke. he called her some of the worst names imaginable and assaulted her character. when he started losing sponsors, he said he was sorry. but he didn't really apologize for what he had actually done. today, he said he attacked sandra fluke because he was using the strategy of the left. >> this is the mistake i made. in fighting them on this issue last week, i became like them. against my own instincts, again my own knowledge, against everything i know to be right and wrong, i descended to their le
. >>> mitt romney drops a bomb on women. >> planned parenthood we'll get rid of that. >> a proposed law in arizona says bosses can fire women for taking birth control? katrina vanden heuvel will have reaction. >>> game on in wisconsin. the recall dates are set. now scott walker is complaining he doesn't get paid enough. >> my wife in some ways would love it if i went back to the private sector and made real money. >> john nichols has the latest. >> tonight, another "ed show" exclusive. >> professor ogletree took great pains to hide that. >> the man at the bogus theory, charles ogletree will tell us why he hid the tape of barack obama. >>> good to have you with us tonight, thanks for watching. there is only one thing keeping newt gingrich in the republican presidential race, it's ego. rick santorum pull off a six point win in alabama, a closer race in mississippi, but santorum, he won but never led in any mississippi polls. it was not a good night for mitt romney, who came in third in both states but it was a disaster for newt gingrich. gingrich was selling voters on $2.50 a gallon gas a
in purple, those are rick santorum counties. all the counties in green, mitt romney. so yeah, close race, but santorum took it. it was clear he had more votes, he had more counties and the end result proved it. 13 delegates for rick santorum, 12 for mitt romney. poor mitt romney. except that wasn't really the end result in mississippi. it might be a win for mitt romney. he got one more vote, it was not accounted for. one more vote from an unusually important voter. guy named henry barbour, you may not have heard of henry barbour, there is no reason you have heard of him. henry barbour is the nephew of former governor haley barbour and the national committeeman for the mississippi republican party. and even though rick santorum won mississippi last night, even though he won the popular vote there, barbour boosted romney to 13 delegates because he is a super delegate. his vote is one delegate. that miade it a tie. they have two more super delegates, he will have eeked out a win in delegates despite losing the vote and counties. the same was true elsewhere last night as well. in terms of ho
super tuesday and the battle for the republican presidential nomination. romney takes three states so far, gingrich has one and it's a close race between romney and tphro *erpl the key swing state ohio. the president answers calls for military action against iran and syria. >> this is not a game. will's nothing casual about it. >> a report from norah o'donnell. bob orr on how the f.b.i. busted a notorious international hacking ring. and it could be the biggest winner this super tuesday. barry petersen reports after a hundred years, it's a slam dunk. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: and this is a special western edition. good evening. it's the biggest night of the presidential primary season. ten states, four candidates for the republican nomination and 419 delegates at stake. cbs news projects mitt romney has won his home state of massachusetts. he also takes the state next door, vermont, and romney gets another "v" for victory in virginia. only he and ron paul were on the ballot there. newt gingrich wins his home state of georgi
>>> good evening, americans, and welcome to the ed show tonight. mitt romney's spineless response to rush limbaugh's controversy has caught the attention the president and sarah palin is trying to play the victim again. keep it right here, it's the ed show. let's get business side. everything's cool. there is not a thing to worry about. >> rush is spinning hard and republicans refuse to lead. >> the limbaugh thing was a test of leadership. and you know, mitt romney's failed those tests in the campaign. >> new reporting says mitt romney's ties to clearchannel could be the reason he's taking it easy on rush. >>> the latest on the boycott with krystal ball and politics with ohio senator lena turner. >> i believe it will be impossible for a moderate to win the general election. >> push is coming to shove in the disasterous republican primary. sam stein and bob shrum on the super tuesday aftermath. >> game change ii is starting to write itself. >> i wouldn't close that door, and my plan is to be at the convention. >> richard wolffe on the latest palin-sanity. >> the right wing conspira
has new reason it worry. the romney campaign is talking about wiping the slate clean and starting all over for the general election. listen to romney aid eric fern strom. >> well i think you hit a reset button for the fall campaign. everything changes. almost like an etch-a-sketch, you can shake it up and we start all over again. >> shake it up and start again. so everybody we have heard from romney so far doesn't matter. we can just start over. that what michael would call a gaff. when you actually tell the truth and that won't help romney with the base. here is another challenge from republican. some polls show they are losing ground among women. maybe because of a slew of new measures restricting birth control and abortion. tennessee's proposal to publish the names of doctors who perform abortions and details about the women who have them. president obama has a secret weapon himself. first lady, michelle obama who is hitting campaign trail for her husband right now, and later our continuing coverage of the case of trayvon martin, the unarmed african-american teenager who was killed
refuse to lead. >> the limbaugh thing was a test of leadership. and you know, mitt romney's failed those tests in the campaign. >> new reporting says mitt romney's ties to clearchannel could be the reason he's taking it easy on rush. >>> the latest on the boycott with krystal ball and politics with ohio senator lena turner. >> i believe it will be impossible for a moderate to win the general election. >> push is coming to shove in the disasterous republican primary. sam stein and bob shrum on the super tuesday aftermath. >> game change ii is starting to write itself. >> i wouldn't close that door, and my plan is to be at the convention. >> richard wolffe on the latest palin-sanity. >> the right wing conspiracy theorists get scooped. >> e.j. dionne joins us. >>> republicans just can't bring themselves to criticize rush limbaugh in any way, shape or form. the gop candidates have been so critical of president obama but they will not condemn out rainous attacks by a commercial talk show host. mitt romney punted on his first chance to address rush limbaugh. he was given a second chance and ra
sport for president. >> romney. >> they still haven't solved it yet. my question to you first, is this helping or hurting the g.o.p.? >> helping. >> go ahead. >> you are doing the work for the democratic party right now. >> you really think so. >> absolutely. vetting is best. >> you are getting it all out now and the democrats are going to have a hard time making it stick. >> i know you are a republicans so you can follow directions, so go ahead. >> i think rick santorum is one guy who can take the general election because he is really likable. everyone else is stone and plastic. >> i asked you a questions about the republicans and you go right to a candidate. so does that suggest that you are only going to vote for rick santorum? >> no. >> anybody but obama. >> it's helping the candidates because they are getting hit everything but the kitchen sink. >> they are being honed like a prime razor. >> they are going to show a divided republican party. >> let's stick with the facts. more of you support mitt romney. on independent has dropped ten points in the last six weeks, that do
great. that's all for us tonight. good night. >> tonight, illinois is romney country. mitt romney has won a convincing primary victory over rick santorum. barely mentioning him, but directing his words mainly at president obama and the economy. >> three years of barack obama have brought us fewer jobs and shrinking paychecks. many of us believe we were years. historic drops in income and historic rise in gas prices. a president who doesn't hesitate to use all the means necessary to force through obama care, but leads from behind in the world. it's time to say these words. enough. >> rick santorum also spoke from gettysburg in his home state of pennsylvania. >> i said throughout the course of this campaign, while other issues are certainly important, economy, joblessness, national security concerns, the family, the issue of life, all of these issues are important. but the foundational issue in this race, if one that is, in fact, the cause of the other maladies that we are feeling, whether it's in the economy or whether it's in the budget crisis that we're dealing with. all boils down t
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